American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior

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American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior is a spin-off reality show based on the original American Chopper. It follows the operations of Orange County Choppers, which is owned by Paul Teutel, Sr. and Paul Jr. Designs, which is owned by his son, Paul Teutel, Jr. The show began after a heated feud between father and son. It debuted in August of 2010 and has ran for three seasons. The fourth season is scheduled to air in the fall of 2012. The show follows the creative design and construction of custom motorcycles, called choppers. Both individuals and companies have chosen to have one of the shops create a customized bike, and have hosted special events called "unveils" to present the newly designed bike to their clients and families. The staff of both Orange County Choppers and Paul Jr. Designs also frequent motorcycle rallies and shows to display their creations.

The show has also followed the legal issues between father and son. Paul Sr. filed a lawsuit against Paul Jr., which has been the focus point of the show. Episodes have documented court proceedings and mediation between the two and the settlement that has come from it. It has also followed the relationship between the two and Michael, Paul Sr.'s son and Paul Jr.'s brother. Michael has opened his own art studio, and the episodes document various art shows he has participated in, as well as his choice to distance himself from his father.

American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior has produced 52 episodes and airs on the Discovery Channel.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
4 Seasons, 72 Episodes
August 12, 2010
Reality
5.7/10
Cast: Paul Teutul Junior, Mike Rowe, Michael Teutul, Vincent DiMartino, Jason Pohl
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Episodes

American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior Full Episode Guide

  • Memorable moments from the series.

  • A look back at the ups and downs of the series.

  • In the series finale, the crews are overwhelmed with finishing the 911, GAF and Venetian bikes. Cody tries to prank OCC. Sr and Jr find common ground in their relationship but continue to disagree about the new company.

  • PJD's 911 Memorial Bike is in trouble. Sr. and Jr. hit a snag when discussions on the production bike dig up the past.

  • The 9/11 Memorial bike is threatened by Hurricane Sandy. Later, Senior confronts Vinnie.

  • Junior and Senior clash on the production bike design process.

  • With the Teutul's new company seemingly at a standstill, Senior tries to move forward without Junior's approval. Mikey steps up and helps his busy brother, and PJD and OCC both stage unprecedented unveils.

  • Senior and Junior clash while brainstorming ideas for their production-bike project.

  • Junior and Senior consider potential future business collaborations; PJD completes a bike for RoadLoK; and OCC begins a super-bike build.

  • Senior receives a scolding from an on-air late night celebrity, Junior launches a new business venture and Senior visits PJD for the first time ever. Then, at Sturgis, Senior rides side by side with a bike industry icon.

  • OCC starts a build for Sturgis, PJD unveils a high-tech bike for QUBX and the Teutuls finish their father-son build. Later, Junior and Senior take their new bike for a ride and Junior has a big surprise for his dad.

  • PJD begins a build for a technology company; OCC reveals the Wildgame Innovations bike; Senior and Junior continue their bike build.

  • Senior and Junior bond during their bike build. Meanwhile, OCC starts a bike for Wildgame Innovations and PJD unveils a five-wheeled trike for Loopster.

  • Senior and Junior reminisce while working on their big bike build; PJD begins work on a trike; and OCC builds a bike for Senior's favorite charity.

  • Senior and Junior decide to recreate the first bike they ever built together in their garage before Orange County Choppers. PJD reveals the GEICO Armed Forces tribute bike and the OCC Cafe opens.

  • In the season premiere, Senior proposes that he and Junior collaborate to build a bike for charity, but Junior isn't so sure. When Rick's wedding brings the two together, Junior finally makes up his mind.

  • Mikey decides to leave; PJD reveals the Skil Tools bike; OCC completes the bike inspired by an Italian sports car; Junior faces Senior at a meeting.

  • Junior and Senior could be headed toward a reconciliation when Junior makes an important decision. Also: OCC starts a build based on an Italian sports car while PJD gets to work on a bike for Skil Tools.

  • The OCC crew goes to Malaysia where their latest build is revealed. While overseas, Senior, Jason, Jim and Steve encounter wildlife, swim under waterfalls, and barter at the central market.

  • Junior and Senior finally meet face to face without the cameras. Meanwhile, at the shop, OCC finishes a bike for MyPillow and PJD starts build for an MLB outfielder.

  • OCC starts a 1970's themed build for MyPillow while PJD puts the finishing details on a bike for Newmont Mining. Finally, Senior and Junior agree to meet in person.

  • After receiving a confusing text from Mikey, Senior calls Junior to make peace. PJD starts a build for Newmont Mining while OCC unveils a bike for CIMA Green. Then, Junior asks Senior for a face-to-face meeting, sans cameras.

  • Mikey launches a "Fill the Diaper" fundraising campaign for March of Dimes, OCC starts an eco-friendly build for CIMA Green and PJD unveils the March of Dimes bike. Meanwhile, Senior makes a bold move in his attempt to make peace with his sons.

  • Junior reaches out to Senior to give his condolences on Helen's passing; OCC completes a two-bike build for John Christner Trucking; PJD begins a charity build for the March of Dimes.

  • Rick announces he's getting married; Junior revamps the Black Widow bike he reclaimed from Senior; Mikey hires a personal trainer; OCC works on two bikes for John Christner Trucking.

  • Senior feels it's time to make peace with his sons and invites Mikey to join him at a painting class.

  • Senior copes with his mother's death; OCC unveils a bike for Donald Trump; PJD begins a build for Once Call Concepts.

  • Following the aftermath of the live show, Junior celebrates his win while fulfilling an order for an overseas client. Senior anticipates the future with a big build and an even bigger opportunity: a spot on Celebrity Apprentice.

  • Get ready for the newest season of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior with this look back at last season's greatest moments!